MALAYSIA AIRPORTS SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) WITH SEPURA’S PARTNER COMINTEL
26 June 2014
Kuala Lumpur, 26 June 2014 – Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (Malaysia Airports) announces today the official signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sepura’s local partner Comintel.
The MoU is intended for the cooperation between Comintel and Malaysia Airports. The system is to provide Malaysia Airports Tetra System users data applications with the intent to improve their operational efficiency and to provide Malaysia Airports Tetra System users the support for portables, that is Sepura’s terminal including the sale, programming and after sale support.
TETRA is short for “TErrestrial Trunk RAdio”. TETRA is a specification for Professional Mobile Radio and two-way transceiver (more generically known as a walkie talkie). TETRA was specifically designed for use by mission critical users both in public safety and commercial space i.e. airports, government agencies, emergency services (police forces, fire departments, ambulance) for public safety networks, rail transport, train radios, among others.
The MoU aims to strengthen the current relationship between the three organisations and lay the foundation for future collaboration.
YBhg. Dato’ Azmi Murad, Senior General Manager Operation Services for Malaysia Airports commented: “Malaysia Airports is pleased to form a strategic partnership with Sepura and Comintel towards further enhancing the communications solution for our airports. Malaysia Airports selected Sepura’s end-to-end critical communications solution with one main objective in mind: to achieve greater efficiency through centralised management of all of the airports’ resources. Today we are pleased to note that, since its implementation, the new solution has already further improved our customer experience, and increased the safety of passengers and staff in our airports”. Dato’ Azmi Murad added: “The system has evolved; it now features specifically developed data applications and has also become a popular case study for the airport business at critical communications conferences around the globe”.
Mr Lim Keng Hock, CEO for Comintel said: “With our extensive knowledge of the market and Sepura’s outstanding expertise in the airport sector at global level, we created an ideal partnership to benefit Malaysia Airports’ new and existing users and enabled Sepura to become the supplier of choice within Malaysia Airports”.
Terence Ledger, Regional Director for Sepura concluded: “This is a momentous occasion for Sepura: we are honoured to have been chosen by Malaysia Airports and owe this achievement to our solid partnership with Comintel. Our growing product offering and our latest suite of applications, comprising a selection of proven airport- specific applications, will help us cement this partnership as we work together to address Malaysia Airports’ evolving and unique communications needs for airport operations”.
Sepura was chosen to provide an end-to-end critical communications solution at four international airports in Malaysia: KLIA, Penang, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu. Comintel was awarded the contract and carried out the installation and commissioning of the network. Sepura’s communication solution deployed by Comintel includes TETRA infrastructure and a total of over 1,000 market-leading Sepura radio terminals. In March 2013 this project, presented by Sepura, was Highly Commended for the Best Use of TETRA for Transport Award at the 2013 International TETRA Awards.